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Read the latest news from the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative:

Candice Bonaconsa Madagascar 2018
Third Consecutive Madagascar Outreach Programme 2018
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 - 15:00

For the third consecutive year, Candice Bonaconsa and her husband – in connection with Common Ground Church – led a team of seven volunteers with varied healthcare and educational backgrounds to Madagascar for a short-term outreach programme.

This year, the focus was on three areas, namely a therapeutic program, manufacturing devices for children with disabilities, and a two-day CPD workshop for Nurse Anaesthetists:

THET Conference
THET Conference 2018
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 17:45

Natasha North represented CNPDI at the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) Conference in London last month. She presented an abstract entitled “Building the children’s nursing workforce for Africa, in Africa: sustaining and growing capacity through education, research and system strengthening”.

Windhoek Namibia Visit September 2018
Congenital Cardiac Surgical Outreach at Windhoek Central Hospital, Namibia
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 12:30

Johnathan Muller-Stuurman was invited by the Namibian Ministry of Health on behalf of Dr Fenny Shidikha (an ex APFP Paediatric Cardiology Fellow from Namibia) to provide support to the Nursing staff in the (Adult) Cardiac Critical Care Unit.

4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators
The 4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators holds value for all participants
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 - 20:15

Last week, the 4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators was held at the UCT Medical School. This forum first took place in 2014 as a way in which child nurse educators in South Africa could get to know each other and understand each other’s approaches. Since then, it has become a time in which these educators can develop their teaching techniques and learn valuable lessons from each other.

Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative wins Prestigious Global Health Impact Award
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 - 17:15

We are proud to announce UCT’s Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) Critical Care education team as winners of the 2018 Burdett Nursing Award: Global Health Impact. Run in partnership with the University of Cape Town and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital – Africa’s premier training centre – this nomination recognises the team’s outstanding contribution to the development of paediatric nursing across the continent.

Paediatric Fellowship Programme Gets International Air-Time
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 - 13:30

UCT’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) recently featured on a CNN’s Inside Africa show. Established in 2007 and based in UCT’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, the APFP was created to transfer specialised skills to healthcare professionals across Africa, particularly those in areas where resources for such training are hard to come by. Through the APFP, practitioners gain fundamental training in focused paediatric areas.

Pillars of Practice: The 3rd Biennial Building Children's Nursing for Africa Conference 2017
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 - 14:00

March, 28 - 30 2017 saw the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, in collaboration with the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (Western Cape Government) hold the third biennial Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference. This year the theme was "Pillars of Practice'. 

Mr Hillary Lubuto from Lusaka School of Nursing, Zambia, visits CNPDI
Continuing Our Partnership with Zambia
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 - 09:45

Mr Hillary Lubuto, a lecturer at the Lusaka School of Nursing, Zambia, became the most recent member of the team from Lusaka to spend time with the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative in Cape Town through a three week educator internship visit in February.

Building Children’s Nursing in Botswana
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 - 12:30

Ms Lenah Menyatso, Head of the Department of Child Nursing at the Bamalete Lutheran School of Nursing was joined by lecturer Ms Kelebonye Johane, an alumnus of the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, and Ms Rita Tumotumo from the Ministry of Health in Botswana at UCT for a week of valuable information exchange.

Letitia Amengor (far right) and Faustina Amoako (left) with current Post Graduate Diploma in Child Critical Care Nursing student Lydia Owusa Ansah from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana (centre). 
Building on Relationships in Ghana and Improving Children’s Cancer Care  
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 - 10:30

Two paediatric nurses from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, spent a month at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital looking at how children with cancer are cared for.

Belinda Chideme
Safeguarding Children: An Interview with Belinda Chideme
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 - 18:00

Interview with Belinda Chideme August 18th 2016

Registered paediatric nurse and Named Nurse Safeguarding Children and Young People, St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust– Acute Services. London, UK

Visiting clinical lecturer on the Masters in Nursing (Child Nursing) programme.

Mr Mmusetsi Mokwatsi
Pioneering for the Northern Cape
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 09:15

The pioneering nurses on our the new Masters in Nursing (Child Nursing) are already on their way to becoming Africa's first Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners.

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